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If your life feels grey, this Bukowski poem read by Tom Waits will breathe life back into you

 

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Word: Sanctimonious

sanc·ti·mo·ni·ous
ˌsaNG(k)təˈmōnēəs/
adjective

derogatory
adjective: sanctimonious
  1. making a show of being morally superior to other people.
    “what happened to all the sanctimonious talk about putting his family first?”
    synonyms: self-righteous, holier-than-thou, pious, pietistic, churchy, moralizing, preachy, smug, superior, priggish, hypocritical, insincere;

    informalgoody-goody
    “no one wants to hear your sanctimonious hot air”

That’s how the light gets in…

The birds they sing

at the break of day

Start again

I heard them say

Don’t dwell on what
has passed away
or what is yet to be.
Ah the wars they will
be fought again
The holy dove
She will be caught again
bought and sold
and bought again
the dove is never free.Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack in everything
That’s how the light gets in.

We asked for signs
the signs were sent:
the birth betrayed
the marriage spent
Yeah the widowhood
of every government —
signs for all to see.

I can’t run no more
with that lawless crowd
while the killers in high places
say their prayers out loud.
But they’ve summoned, they’ve summoned up
a thundercloud
and they’re going to hear from me.

Ring the bells that still can ring …

You can add up the parts
but you won’t have the sum
You can strike up the march,
there is no drum
Every heart, every heart
to love will come
but like a refugee.

Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack, a crack in everything
That’s how the light gets in.

Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack, a crack in everything
That’s how the light gets in.
That’s how the light gets in.
That’s how the light gets in.

“Anthem”  by Leonard Cohen

This classic ’76 album speaks poetry re: Relationships & Mental Health

The Modern Lovers – The Modern Lovers 1976 (full album)

One of the bestest punk rock indie albums of all time.  Jonathan Richman and the Modern lovers.

Listen to the whole thing.  Rinse, repeat.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Modern_Lovers

Side one

  1. Roadrunner” — 4:04
  2. “Astral Plane” — 3:00
  3. “Old World” — 4:00
  4. Pablo Picasso” — 4:15

Side two

  1. “She Cracked” — 2:53
  2. “Hospital” — 5:31
  3. “Someone I Care About” — 3:37
  4. “Girlfriend” — 3:51
  5. “Modern World” — 3:40

2003 reissue bonus tracks

  1. “Dignified & Old” — 2:29
  2. “I’m Straight” — 4:18
  3. “Government Center” — 2:03
  4. “I Wanna Sleep in Your Arms” — 2:32
  5. “Dance With Me” — 4:26
  6. “Someone I Care About” (alternate version) — 2:58
  7. “Modern World” (alternate version) — 3:16
  8. “Roadrunner” (alternate version) — 4:55

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